Thursday, August 29, 2013

mala beads & sandy toes

 Have you heard of Tiny Devotions
They are a super sweet group of girls that create the most beautiful malas. I was lucky enough to receive this turquoise beauty as a gift on my birthday earlier this year and have been taking it with me everywhere I go ever since.... 


WHAT IS A MALA ?
According to The Chopra Center....
Mala, (a Sanskrit word meaning garland) is a set of beads, traditionally used to focus awareness during meditation. Malas can be made of a variety of materials including wood, seeds or crystals. A typical mala is made of 109 beads including a single sumeru or guru bead. In some types of meditation, mala beads are used as tool to count the number of repetitions a mantra is recited. A round of chanting begins with the bead next to the sumeru and is completed when one reaches the guru bead.  It is believed that using or wearing a mala during mediation empowers it with restful, centered awareness. Wearing the mala throughout the day carries the energy of meditation into activity.

  
 


My mala is called the Mala of Truth and inspired by San Diego-based yoga teacher Katie Brauer. It is said to dissolve fear and empower the discovery of your own truths and integrity, inspiring a life that is aligned and abundant. Rejuvenating the Heart and Throat Chakras, Amazonite - The Stone of Truth and Courage, supports the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings and to take mindful action whilst setting strong and clear boundaries.


2 comments:

  1. Hey Chica, I just came across your site - rad! Hope you like the mala - you wear it well! Peace and Love to you Truth Seeker! xx

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  2. Some manufacturers measure beads in aughts, which refers to the number of beads able to fit into a standard unit. Others use millimeters and still other bead manufacturers use a beads per inch measurement.orbeez

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